Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
republican votes on this. and the deal he wants to avoid the fiscal cliff. live from capitol hill, steve handelsman, news4. >>> steve, thank you. now, for more on the scandal involving the former cia director, nbc's pete williams joins us now. there's so many developments in so many different directions in this story. what's happened today? >> well, today we learned general petraeus will in fact testify before the senate about what happened in benghazi. it will be in a closed session. we're told actually he volunteered to do it. the senate said they wanted to hear from him, but his friends say he called the cia, called his associates there and said i do want to testify. today the director of the fbi and his deputy director went up and talked to some members of congress about why the fbi did not inform them or the white house, while this investigation was still going on. the fbi insisted from the beginning that there are clear rules about when you tell other people what you're finding out in the middle of an investigation. they said that involves only intelligence activities, and that the
Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
not to disclose the al qaeda connection to the attack, in order to avoid tipping off the terrorists. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with a special treatment that congress gave to the retired general. steve? >> reporter: hi, jim. it wasn't a hot seat, it was more a warm welcome up here on capitol hill tonight. some republicans are still charging that somebody played politics with what the public was told about benghazi. petraeus testified that if that happened, it wasn't the fault of the cia. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers had cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through halls. a favor to the general, who apologized to lawmakers for his affair. petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia with an eye on libya missed the threat is still under investigation. but petraeus' testimony helped. >> it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intellige
Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who has admitted infidelity and resign as director of the cia, allen got a vote of confidence today from president obama. >> he has faith in general allen.
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
tomorrow about libya. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> attorney general eric holder talked about the petraeus issue for the first time today. and why the justice department did not notify the white house or anyone on capitol hill about the investigation sooner. president obama didn't find out about it until after election day. >> we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi, the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter, that there was not a threat to national security. >> holder says it was an impartial investigation and it was not treated any differently because of the people involved. again, general petraeus is not facing any criminal charges. >>> a murder trial involving a former bowie state university student is now in the hands of a jury. within the past hour, both sides in the 'licalexis simpson trial wrapped up. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins tells us what simpson said on the stand today. >> reporter: two girls who did not like each other. they had a number of argument